Not too late to save America? 3

From PowerLine:

The federal government is trying to take control over our lives via government medicine, cap and trade, and more. …

Having the far left in control of both the executive and legislative branches is a terrible thing, but on the plus side, it is clarifying: people actually have to think about where they stand on the big issue of freedom vs. socialism. Or, in other words, freedom vs. slavery.

The game isn’t over yet, but we have, roughly speaking, a first-quarter score, and so far freedom is ahead. Rasmussen finds that 76% of Americans favor a free market economy, compared to 10% who favor an economy managed by the government. More fundamentally than anything else, this explains why the Democrats face such an uphill struggle in their effort to remake America in a left-wing image.

Yes. But why didn’t enough people think about it before they put the socialists in power? If Republicans regain Congress in 2010 and the presidency in 2012, will they shrink government, reduce welfare dependency, and above all make the necessary changes in schooling so that new generations will grow up knowing the value of freedom?

  • usalover3

    we let everyone in our country, we allow them to hurt us, our families, and walk among good Americans here and in return we have to protect ourselves from the rotten red dot ignorant stinking turbines. why allow them to kill our men? kill them all and let God soort them out.

  • rogerinflorida

    Every nation has it's myths. The American myth is that this is a free country and the people of the US wish to keep it that way. From what I can see, we Americans are free to go to the mall and buy things, but for just about everything else we need permission. There is a large proportion of the US populace who are on the govt. gravy train in one way or another. Actual debts of the US are now approximately $12trillion, add to this unfunded obligations amounting to between $60-$110trillion. This is largely pensions and other benefits promised to govt employees, social security and medical programs. The average wage of Federal employees is now twice the average in the private sector with benefits that are mostly unobtainable in the private sector. The black population expects reparations for slavery, which Obama obliquely promised during the campaign. Add to this the employees of the various states, cities and municipalities, who have been promised similar goodies. Does anybody seriously think that a politician campaigning on real fiscal responsibility stands a hope in hell of getting elected?
    Incidentally there is not a hope that those obligations will be met, neither is it possible that they will not be met. Sound ridiculous? There is a way to square that circle and that is precisely what the US Govt. and the Fed are doing now, they are trying to manage a collapse of the dollar, so that our $14trillion economy becomes a, what? $200trillion economy in 20 years or so, presto! The debts are payable.
    Lastly, in an economy where 1 in 8 mortgages are behind in payments, where the small business sector is collapsing due to lack of financing and the boomers haven't saved anything like enough to retire, does anyone believe that a majority will vote for less govt.?
    And stretching credulity even further; does anyone still believe that the republican party stands for fiscal responsibility?

  • Bill

    ” why didn’t enough people think about it before they put the socialists in power?”

    I've been wondering the same thing since Inauguration Day! I can only come up with – to punish the lesser of two evils for being evil.

    I'll explain: The $560 prescription medical benefit was a sore point for many conservatives. The attempt to use protectionism for US steel another sore point. A third sore point was the attempt to have people from a Muslim nation guard our ports. Another sore point was the attempt to give amnesty to illegal aliens. And finally (with me) the weakness of the previous administration in regard to the Iraq war by “respecting Moslems and avoiding bombing mosques, which had caches of weapons used to kill U.S. soldiers and our allied soldiers.

    There was a lot of anger. It was vented illogically. How the people could usher in Barack Obama, bankrolled by obvious limousine socialist Penny Pritzker, and even stand his “spread the wealth around phrase to Joe the Plumber, and even stand his long time pal Reverand Wright…

    This country has gone nuts.